Jason Sudeikis Leaving Saturday Night Live For Good, After 8 Years
"I'm definitely done": SNL's Jason Sudeikis has said he won't be returning to Saturday Night Live in Autumn in another cast-loss blow to the NBC show.
US actor Jason Sudeikis has revealed on the Late Show With David Letterman that the most recent season of entertainment show Saturday Night Live was his last, adding to Bill Hader and Fred Armisen's announcements that they too were leaving and Kristen Wiig's 2012 exit. The cast is set to dwindle further in 2014 when Seth Meyers leaves to take overhosting duties from Jimmy Fallon on Late Night after the Winter Olympics next year.
Not The Face Of SNL Any More.
After being asked how long it's possible for someone to last on a show, Sudeikis replied "A person can go as long as they want. Lorne [Michaels, SNL producer] has been kicking butt at it for 33 of the 38 years. But me, yeah, no I'm definitely done. I'm going to leave, I'm not coming back next fall, no." The actor/comedian spent eight years as a performer on the show and two years as a writer; his exit confirmation comes after 10 seasons at SNL. According to USA Today, Sudeikis had originally planned to make his exit in 2012 but was convinced by Michaels to stay so he could play Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney during the presidential election season.
Jason Sudeikis Confirms His Saturday Night Live Exit:
Sudeikis didn't tell Letterman what his specific plans for the future were but it's clear his career won't take a backseat after his marriage his fiancée Olivia Wilde; his comedy We're The Millers is set for August release and the 37 year-old actor is expected to star in the Horrible Bosses sequel in 2014. The Virginian did say that he hopes that the same creative juices that help him write comedy sketches for SNL can be applied to bigger projects, describing his thought processes when thinking funny: "Can I make this sketch last 90 minutes and turn it into a movie? Probably not."
Sudeikis' last episode as an SNL cast member was on 18th May 2013.